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  • Types of Forum Allowed on Cloud

    I wanted to try out vBulletin for a new forum so I was going to start with the cloud version. I wanted to better understand what types of websites you guys allow. For instance, the forum I was going to create, I wouldn't put it past users to post videos and posts similar to what's seen on reddit. What's allowed versus what's not when using cloud version, or either for that matter?

  • #2
    Hello,

    The download version allows anything so long as it is legal where you live or host. Our cloud version has greater restrictions such as no adult themed sites. To read both the license agreement and cloud service agreement which species the limits please check here: https://www.vbulletin.com/en/license-agreement/

    Please note that for both versions while it is easy to embed videos (such as from youtube) uploading video clips directly to the site is more difficult. The software allows file attachments but there is no media player included with the software. Therefore you would need to create a custom BBCode to play (for example) mp4 videos directly. There is a topic around here that documents how to do this but video files can be huge and the software is not designed for attachments the size of full length, HD videos. It would not be an ideal combination. Embedding off site is much preferable.

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    • #3
      I created a video player mod for self-hosted version. I didn't create one for vBCloud (although technically possible) due to the attachment size and bandwidth restrictions of vBCloud.

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      • #4
        Hey in above comment u mentioned that creating one for vBCloud is technically possible.Can u pls explain how.It will also be great if u provide guide or pdf or something like that.Regards

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          Originally posted by Joseph200 View Post
          Hey in above comment u mentioned that creating one for vBCloud is technically possible.Can u pls explain how.It will also be great if u provide guide or pdf or something like that.Regards
          You can check out Glenn's site for more of his VB insights at https://vbmods.rocks - Not an official VB site.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Joseph200 View Post
            Hey in above comment u mentioned that creating one for vBCloud is technically possible.Can u pls explain how.It will also be great if u provide guide or pdf or something like that.Regards
            I have these notes in the mod. I'm not sure if vBCloud can do all of these.
            • Make sure your server has enough storage for uploaded videos.
            • Make sure your server has enough bandwidth for high data traffic due to large videos.
            • Make sure you can set Attachment Storage type to File System instead of Database.
            • Make sure your server is powerful enough to handle large video uploads.
            • Make sure that Max Post Size and PHP Maximum Upload Size values in PHP configuration are equal or greater than the Max File-size you set in the MP4 extension. Ask your host if you need help changing the PHP configuration.

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              1. Uploads on Cloud are limited to 20 Megabytes system wide. I do not foresee this changing in the future.
              2. Bandwidth varies depending on the Cloud package purchased.
              3. All attachments are stored in the file system on Cloud. This is the recommended setting for all vBulletin sites.
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              Wayne Luke
              The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
              vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
              vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
                1. Uploads on Cloud are limited to 20 Megabytes system wide. I do not foresee this changing in the future.
                What are the Max Post Size and PHP Maximum Upload Size values on vBCloud?

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                • #9
                  Sorry.. The upload size is 15 MB. The max post size is 20 MB. Limiting for MP4 using h.264. Less limiting for more modern video codecs and containers.
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                  Wayne Luke
                  The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
                  vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
                  vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
                  I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Glenn Vergara View Post

                    I have these notes in the mod. I'm not sure if vBCloud can do all of these.
                    • Make sure your server has enough storage for uploaded videos.
                    • Make sure your server has enough bandwidth for high data traffic due to large videos.
                    • Make sure you can set Attachment Storage type to File System instead of Database.
                    • Make sure your server is powerful enough to handle large video uploads.
                    • Make sure that Max Post Size and PHP Maximum Upload Size values in PHP configuration are equal or greater than the Max File-size you set in the MP4 extension. Ask your host if you need help changing the PHP configuration.
                    AND~ very interesting too Glenn,
                    Had my eye on that for awhile now.

                    ARE you saying I can self produce a video on my computer AND directly then upload to the forum?

                    OH~ and I will approach my host with the info above SO THANKS again
                    NOW~ I Come from a very specific point...... in *TOME*
                    One that goes back to *before* Fishies.......Grew *Toes*

                    BUT~ NOT to point before Fishies, recognised *point* ~To Nose
                    OR *MOM*~Shiver'd AT ALL> D'Stars wanting to *own* ~*HER HOME*

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                    • Glenn Vergara
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                      Yes you can as long as the last bullet point can be done for a max file size video you will allow to be uploaded.

                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
                    Sorry.. The upload size is 15 MB. The max post size is 20 MB. Limiting for MP4 using h.264. Less limiting for more modern video codecs and containers.
                    Yeah having a 15MB video is limiting. So I guess it's not practical for vBCloud customers to have this video player mod that I created for self-hosted vB. Thanks for the info.

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                    • In Omnibus
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                      It's not practical to use any version of vBulletin primarily as a video platform. It's not designed for that purpose.

                    • Glenn Vergara
                      Glenn Vergara commented
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                      I have a customer who uses my video mod and they said it works for them. But I don't know if they use vB primarily as a video platform or not.

                    • Glenn Vergara
                      Glenn Vergara commented
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                      I remember I had another customer who use vB primarily for images and videos and it was from his request that I created this video player mod for.

                  • #12
                    For those who want to see how the Video Player mod works, watch the video screencast below:
                     

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